Karl Stary

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Karl Stary (* 1942 in Essen ) is a German volunteer who was recognized for his voluntary work.


Karl Stary has been doing voluntary work in Essen, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen for many years . His activities extend to the district military replacement office in Essen, the military area administration III Düsseldorf, the administrative court of Gelsenkirchen and the regional and district court of Essen . He has been providing voluntary care ( guardianship ) for the mentally handicapped and the mentally ill for 28 years . After a serious illness, he was given early retirement in May 2000. Nevertheless, he continues to take over care and is involved as an honorary judge at the administrative court. When a rented apartment became available in his house, he had it renovated in accordance with the preservation order and rented it to a community of mentally handicapped people who previously lived in a building in the Franz Sales House .


In 1993, Stary was awarded the Medal of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his social commitment . In December 2005 he received the Essen Citizens' Thaler from the FDP parliamentary group in the Essen City Council for his "long-term commitment to mentally and mentally ill people".

Individual evidence

  1. Sonja Pizonka: Everyone has different skills: Historical house . In: Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung , October 24, 2007, accessed on October 6, 2016.
  2. a b Landlord is socially responsible . In: Neue Ruhr Zeitung , October 24, 2007, accessed on October 6, 2016.
  3. The Essen citizens Taler , fdp-fraktion-essen.de